2021, Number 4
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ABSTRACTThe pandemic caused by the new beta-coronavirus began on March 11, 2020. This virus is capable of affecting the respiratory, digestive, neurological, liver, heart and skin systems. In relation to skin involvement, multiple clinical cases of altered skin, nails, oral and genital mucosa, as well as hair and scalp have been reported in adults and pediatric patients. The published evidence of the manifestations on the skin and adnexa related to the infection by SARS-COV-2 in the PubMed database was reviewed up to February 24, 2021. In this review, new concepts are proposed compared to previous publications, such as the multiple hypotheses of vascular-cutaneous involvement, the reported histopathological findings, involvement of skin attachments, and diagnostic tests, treatment, and skin sequelae. The study of the skin has been an essential protagonist during the observation of the clinical manifestations of SARS-COV-2, so knowing the literature published around the world is of vital importance in our medical practice to identify potential skin markers of diagnosis or that appear during the course of the disease. The main objective is to review the international publications of skin alterations and adnexa related to SARS-COV-2 infection one year after its declaration of pandemic, in order to increase the threshold of suspicion of infection and to be able to refer the patient of early professional healthcare
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